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Posted: 11/10/18 08:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 26 ft TT.At one time I used a cover but found that the trailer was dirtier when I took the cover off because the rain could penetrate the cover. I now use a 30ft x 20 ft tarp. It keeps the RV clean. But don't try to secure it by the gromets alone. I have 3 2" straps which go completely over and under the camper. I bought the cloth strapping material at our True Value Hardware store.Then you buy the plastic ends and make a strap yourself. I then use rope through the gromets to keep the tarp from flapping.

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I have pretty much been forced into going with a cover by the sun. We live in the high desert of NW Nevada and the sun's rays are intense here all year long and we don't have a indoor place to store it. I am still trying to find the absolute best cover I can and am willing to pay for it. I am a strong believer in, "You Get What You Pay For." Ours is coming up on 6 years with no over and it's really starting to show the effects of the sun and weather. When you measure the length do you include the front cap bulge? Ours adds about 2 feet to the length.
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Traildust wrote:

When you measure the length do you include the front cap bulge? Ours adds about 2 feet to the length.


The length of the body at it's longest dimension. Some manufacturers such as ADCO say to include the bumper but I never have as I never wrap the cover around the bumper anyway.


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Dick_B wrote:

Sunshield tarp over the roof and part of the sides, front and back. Black side up in the winter. We hold it down with boat fenders half filled with sand. Have for years.


Interesting, any pictures of it tarped for the winter?


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